‘ Suicide Bomber Attacks Ashraf Ghani Inauguration ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint near the airport in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, security sources say.

' Ashraf Ghani Sworn in as President '

‘ Ashraf Ghani Sworn in as President ‘

The attack came minutes before new President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in, Reuters reported.

There were casualties, according to witnesses.

Dignitaries had gathered in Kabul for Ghani’s inauguration, who is taking over from long-time leader Hamid Karzai.

On Sunday 9:15 this morning, a sticky bomb attached to an Afghan army vehicle exploded in Zanbaq Square … only injuring the driver,” Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, told Reuters.

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AFGHANISTAN: ‘ Seven Men Found Guilty of Gang Rape ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – Seven Afghani men have been found guilty of kidnapping, attacking and gang raping four women who were returning to Kabul after a wedding on August 23.

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Violence against women is common in Afghanistan but barely receives as much attention as this case, which has seen President Karzai call for the men’s deaths.

The men were wearing police uniforms when they stopped a convoy of cars, pulled the women out and attacked them, according to local police.

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‘ Hamid Karzai Motorcade Attacked by Militants ‘

#AceBreakingNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 17 – According to preliminary reports, four presidential bodyguards were wounded as several militants attacked motorcade of Afghanistan’s current President Hamid Karzai in Eastern Afghan Paktia province on Thursday, the national news agency Khaama Press reported.

“The terrorist attack has failed and the attacked area is now safe. All the terrorists, hidden in the nearby buildings under construction, have been neutralized”, head of airport’s criminal police Gul Aga Hashimi said reported (Tass)

 

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#Afghanistan : ” Sharif talks to `TPP and Karzai to Afghan Chapter’ could this mean a `Deal and Share’ in the Oil-Rich Dream”

#AceNewsServices says as Karzai is about to talk to the Taliban, does he see a way of offering them a Deal’

Sharif is about to talk to the TTP while Karzai is already talking to the Afghan chapter.

While Washington risks being left talking to itself.

talibanSo is there a deal being planned by Sharif and Karzai to mollify the Taliban and give then a share in the oil-rich dream of owning a cut of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) gas pipeline.

 

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#US : “Washington will announce `Monday’ a `Massive Aid Package’ for Afghanistan”

#AceNewsServices says `​US to Pump $300Million into Afghanistan to End ‘War, according to `Reuters Economy’Report’

Enduring FreedomWashington will announce on Monday a massive aid package to Afghanistan, which it hopes will assist the war-torn country get back on its feet after 12 years of playing host to foreign troops, Reuters has learned.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will announce three new development programs worth almost $300 million to wean Afghanistan off its war economy,’ which is heavily subsidized today by opium exports – a trade that had been practically squashed while the country was under Taliban rule.

Under the USAID initiative, $125 million will go to reviving Afghanistan’s food and farm sector, and another $77 million to opening up the country to greater international trade and investment. The last program, valued at about $100 million, would seek to assist Afghanistan’s educational system.

“The question is, what can we do now to make sure Afghanistan is as healthy, sustainable and feasible as possible going forward,” Larry Sampler, the agency’s chief official for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told Reuters.

Sampler said the three-stage cash injections would help buffer Afghanistan as the war economy winds down, together with the foreign military operation.

The promise of a cash handout by USAID comes as Washington is trying to get Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a bilateral security pact needed to keep US troops there after this year.

Karzai has thus far refused to sign over US demands that its troops receive immunity from Afghan courts in any future criminal cases.

RT

 

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